Crump announces new names to DA staff

By ALLEN MINCEY
Posted 1/5/18

Three new faces are being seen at the 10th Judicial District Attorney’s office, each with skills that will enhance the work in that office.

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Crump announces new names to DA staff

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Three new faces are being seen at the 10th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, each with skills that should enhance the work in that office.

New Assistant District Attorney Coty Wamp has arrived, while Tony Isom has been hired as a criminal investigator for the office. Amy Argauer is new to the DA’s office, serving as litigation assistant.

District Attorney Steve Crump is impress with all three new staff members, pointing out their past in court and investigation.

“I always look at an opening in the office as an opportunity, and I think these three show how that can turn to your benefit,” Crump said. “Certainly, losing Brooklynn Townsend to the bench was losing someone with a lot of experience, desire and energy, and with Coty coming in, we have the same set of values and the same work ethic.

“I wanted to take (Argauer’s) position and turn it into a quasi-professional position more than just a paralegal in the office, and we had already begun that discussion, and bringing Amy in with experience in the legal aid office who has her experience is a tremendous boost to our office,” the DA said.

Crump pointed out the experience of Isom, detailing his former work with law enforcement and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

“Tony has immense experience in all manner of law enforcement activities, who has been as the point of some of the most significant drug investigations in the country, who has helped track people for the marshal’s service all over the world,” Crump stated. “When you get the chance to hire someone like that, it is an enormous benefit to your office.”

Wamp spent time working with the public defender’s in Hamilton County, so she said she has seen both sides — prosecution and defense.

“When I was asked about the job, I noted that I always wanted to work for Steve Crump,” she said. “He has a great reputation in this area and across the state.”

Argauer was brought in to the office to take the place of a long-time employee, and hit the ground running.

“I loved my job at legal aid, and know the experience there will help me in my position at the District Attorney’s Office,” she said. Crump said that he has already begun looking at areas of the office where she can use her skills gained by working at legal aid.

Isom’s experience will help in all four counties, but his connection to those serving in different areas of law enforcement will be a great benefit to the office.

He has already begun working with the Cold Case Task Force on unsolved homicides and other crimes.

The District Attorney General said that all three new staff members have become accustomed to the rest of the group in the office. He said he is excited with the new hires.

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